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Summary

A practical and invaluable resource for sensitive people who have felt exploited or belittled and seek to fully embrace their gifts of intuition, compassion and empathy in today's fear-based world.

The New York Times best-selling author of Dying to Be Me returns with an inspirational guide for sensitive people looking to fully harness their gifts of intuition and empathy in today's harsh world.

International speaker, cancer survivor and author of Dying to Be Me Anita Moorjani astounded fans across the globe with her best-selling book about overcoming cancer and her life-changing near-death experience. Now she returns with Sensitive Is the New Strong, a powerful, heartfelt book on harnessing and fostering empathetic gifts in today's difficult, fear-based world.

Empaths not only sense other people's emotions, but also absorb them - sometimes to their own disadvantage, often leading to overwhelming sensory overload and feelings of confusion or low self-esteem. Their willingness to help and please others might make them prey to opportunists or cause them to give away more energy than they can afford. But Anita Moorjani argues that it's possible to turn this onslaught of emotional burden into a powerful tool. In a time when traits like sensitivity, kindness and compassion are sorely undervalued, Moorjani helps empaths - whether emerging or acknowledged - navigate obstacles they may face and identify what makes them unique. Finally, she teaches them how to claim their true powers as empaths, to be their most authentic selves, shifting their own trajectory and leading to shift the trajectory of the planet in a more conscientious direction.

Filled with eye-opening personal anecdotes, insights from other empaths, meditations and self-affirming mantras, Sensitive Is the New Strong is an empowering book that demonstrates the positive power of sensitivity.

©2021 Anita Moorjani (P)2021 Simon & Schuster Audio

Critic reviews

"I highly recommend this book for all empaths and their loved ones." (Jack Canfield, coauthor of the number one New York Times best-selling Chicken Soup for the Soul series)

"Sensitive is the New Strong is the absolute truth of what it's like to live as an empath. It teaches us how to understand that our inherent sensitivity is not a liability, it's a strength." (Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times best-selling author of Women's Bodies)

"Sensitive is the New Strong is a book that provides you with groundbreaking information, tools, and exercises in understanding the challenges faced by empaths." (Nick Ortner, New York Times best-selling author of The Tapping Solution)

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A spiritual, new-age mish-mash

The author clearly has a very unique definition of the concept of 'empath' which isn't explained anywhere about the book. Only until you start reading does it become apparent that the author believes empathy is a sixth sense which is based in the 'spiritual realm'. The entire book is then based on this concept.

I had hoped that this would have some concrete behavioural implications and advice, but I found most of the conclusions to be based on unfounded assumptions made following a near-death experience. I am very open in general towards the idea of spirituality and to other people's personal interpretations of their own spirituality, emphasis on personal, however, being told that as an empath I should be able to sense connections with people from my past lives was an assumption of my own beliefs too far. I don't believe that my belief in a single life on earth limits my sensory and emotional depth whilst I'm here, or my ability to appreciate and develop it. High sensitivity and empathy are not inherently spiritual traits, and the assumption that they are and that everyone already agrees that they are is simply inaccurate, and an assumption too far for me.

The book begins by explaining the very specific and varied spiritual belief system which is necessary to fully understand empaths according to the author, only to later contradict herself by saying that any journey you take to get there is whatever is right for you. I found the message of the book to be niche and at times contradictory, and the mish-mash of spiritual belief systems to be confusing. There was some practical advice for navigating 'an increasingly harsh world' but I found some of the advice to be incredibly dangerous. For example, the author recommends giving bullies what they want. They steal your cookies? You take in cookies for them. While that may work in some situations; 'killing with kindness' is a fairly common concept, however, in other situations, it can encourage bullies further and teach them that what they are doing is effective because they get exactly what they want when they want from whomever they decide to victimise. This is incredibly bad advice and very short-sighted.

It wasn't the book I was hoping for, and I believe the advertisement is very misleading. At no point in the book description or blurb does it state that the advice and conversation within the book will only apply or make sense within the context of the author's personal belief system, and what that belief system actually entails.

Cannot recommend.

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This is me to a T!

The book moved me to tears as I realised how much of myself I had suppressed. It's really helped me shift my perspective on who I am and how my sensitivity can help not just me but others as well. Highly recommend

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I'm loving it so far. It's a guide for those in search. Totally recommend this humble gift from Anita.

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Amazing

Loved it, Anita you are wonderful ❤️❤️❤️so uplifting, helpful and a delight to read x thanks you so much for sharing your love 💕💖💖

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inspirational

This book really struck a chord! highly recommend reading for all empaths ! Beautifully read.

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thank you

Thank you so much Anita for this beautiful book you have helped me see myself through eyes of love rather than seeing myself as always being different 🥰
Thank you xxx

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An absolute must listen to!

This book has had a profound impact upon me and inspired me to want to apply more of the self love that I know makes all the difference in how I feel and show up in my life. Highly recommend!

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Good but I'm a few years late to the party

If you've recently noticed what's draining you and just discovering where the chaos is coming from, this would be an amazing book to pick up. Ideal for teenagers to help explore possibilities in why it's tough or you can't fit in.

I feel like Dying to be me covers this between the lines too. If you've already got a handle on self love, there's not much here you won't already know, but I still enjoyed the listen, and it's always nice to hear the strong gentleness of her insights, wee reminders are never bad. Though in saying that - I'm struggling to encourage ego. Perhaps I misunderstand and have too negative a correlation to the word.

Personally I feel like it's an intro, and it needs a PDF - maybe I'm missing it. But the mantras would be helpful to have written down without having to interrupt the flow of the book.

Perfect book, for the right audience

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An interesting & credible spiritual resource .

The author's life-story is amazingly compelling, whether it's her insights into being a rebel to the repressive culture in which she grew up, to the incredible revelations a near-death experience imparted.

Anita's recollections of painful childhood experiences are very moving and identifiable, and ground the spiritual learnings in a relatable way.

The stories and structure here can seem disparate and sometimes meandering, but the sincerity and Positivity of the underlying ethos, something that is implored very convincingly and honestly, is empowering and offers clarity to those who may often be overwhelmed by their empathy.

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I just love Anita

I had discovered her work in a documentary named ‘heal’ some years ago and in the journey of coming back to myself I have been watching her YouTube a lot, she has taught me to empower myself and have discernment as a hsp and empath. I’m so happy to have listened to this as I feel less alone and it holds beautiful, gentle advice. I listened all the way through which is uncommon for me with audiobooks which is a great sign hehe.

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Excellently insightful

I loved this book very much and am grateful to Anita for bringing light to the world through such insightful and supportive advice. Empathetic and sensitive people of the world can learn to be more themselves through understanding and truly embrace aspects of their lives with a clear intention to just be who they came here to be. I enjoyed the sharing of experiences and the caring, honest advice that Anita shares. Thank you all who helped make this book possible.

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